[vcf-midatlantic] A Mastodon Instance for VCF - an Invitation

Andrew Diller dillera at gmail.com
Fri Dec 23 23:34:32 UTC 2022

Dave gets it :)

But yes, DaveS is very much right on track with what is being offered today Mike.

Two things have happened:

1. There is a "VCF" official Mastodon account now, just like twitter where certain things can be posted and people who are on Mastodon can follow and keep track, just like twitter. These people may have left twitter. Nothing posted there will be exclusive to Mastodon. I didn't want to create an official VCF account (presence) on _another_ Mastodon instance, which is the genesis of this whole endeavor.

2. There is the VCF Mastodon Service- offered for supporters here - this is for you all to use as you will (within our TOS) to explore Mastodon if you want to. You will at least be in the same server as other VCF supporters which may be something you want. If you don't want this you can ignore it and your life will not be impacted.

Hope this helps and thanks DaveS for the words...


> On Dec 23, 2022, at 6:12 PM, Dave Shevett via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> This is different. It's not necessarily a form for all of us to communicate
> among each other, it is a public open environment where we can engage with
> the wider community. I don't think anybody is suggesting us abandoned the
> forums or the mailing list or anything like that, but I've been active on
> Mastodon for almost 2 years now, and it has a very strong feel of Usenet as
> it was 30 years ago. Open source, not run by a corporation, and very
> personal. I'm enjoying it.
> Happy to see we have a presence there, and I hope that VCF uses it at least
> at the beginning the same way we're using Twitter.
> On Fri, Dec 23, 2022, 5:41 PM Mike Loewen via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
>> On Fri, 23 Dec 2022, Andrew Diller via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
>>> With support from the VCF Board I have created a new service for
>> supporters
>>> of the Vintage Computer Federation: A VCF Mastodon instance.
>>    I'm curious as to the need for another communications service. We
>> already
>> have the VCF Forums (which are becoming more active), and a VCF Discord
>> (which
>> is severely underused), and the mailing list.
>> Mike Loewen                             mloewen at cpumagic.scol.pa.us
>> Old Technology                          http://q7.neurotica.com/Oldtech/

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